Sullivan without Gilbert
31/07/2019 - 31/07/2019

A day course entitled Sullivan Without Gilbert, run by our member Tim Porter as part of the Gerrards Cross Summer School, The Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD on Wednesday 31 July from 10-4.
From the prospectus:

Tutor: Tim Porter is an itinerant lecturer, working in the fields of Music and Medieval History. He is a member of The Arts Society Register, a speaker at the Ashmolean in Oxford and other museums, colleges and societies. 

Arthur Sullivan was a complex character – restless and unfulfilled despite the trappings of success. His discontent stemmed in part from his Faustian pact with his Savoy colleagues Gilbert and D’Oyly Carte: so, let’s forget them for a day, and look at Sullivan in a wider context. His music covers a vast span, from the grand opera Ivanhoe to songs, a remarkable symphony and impressive church music. Above all towers his masterpiece The Golden Legend, a stupendous piece which we all ought to know. So, come and discover why we’d still remember Sullivan, even if he and Gilbert had never met. 

The Summer School is non-residential, but advance booking is necessary. 01753-883759;